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Sid Brown


Professor of Religion and Chair

Sewanee: The University of the South


Sid Brown specializes in Theravada Buddhism.  Her first book, The Journey of One Buddhist Nun explores the life story and meditation experiences of a modern Buddhist nun in Thailand.  Her second book, A Buddhist in the Classroom, explores ethical quandaries, lived experiences, and the intimacy of teaching. Using Buddhist perspectives, practices, stories, and philosophy, she demonstrates how this centuries-old tradition can inform and enrich everyday classroom life.  Topics include attention, community, rage, wonder, consumerism, and simple kindness.